Protect your Outlook.com account with two step verification
These days you must protect your important email accounts from being hacked. This is the reason why all email service providers offer you strong security measures in place. In this sense Outlook also provide you two step verification methods to secure your account so in case there is an attempt to sign in to your Outlook.com account from an unknown entity then your account can be protected. You must set up two step verification method to secure your Outlook.com account.
Is your Outlook.com account as secure as it can be?
You should always look to secure your Outlook.com account. How to do that? Well, first option given by Outlook is that when you enter your password when creating your account you should enter a really strong password so that it cannot be copied by someone else easily. You can do so by making your password a combination of letter, number and special characters. Another way provided by Outlook is that you can set up two step verification process so that when someone tries to hack your account then he cannot do it as he requires a code to login which is sent by Outlook to your alternate email id or phone number which only you have access to.
Steps to Protect your Outlook.com account with two step verification
You can follow below steps to protect your Outlook.com with two step verification using an alternate email id:
Open Outlook and login. Then go to Account Settings.
Now click on the Set up two step verification link.
Then click Next.
Now you need to select An alternate email address option from the drop down list and then enter a new email address.
Then click Next.
Now sign in with your alternate email account which you provided in previous step, and then enter requested code on your Outlook account and then click Next.
Then Click Next.
Click Finish to complete the process.
Add a phone number to receive Outlook.com sign-in verification codes
You can follow below steps to protect your Outlook.com account with two step verification adding your phone number:
Go to the security settings page on your Outlook.com account and then sign in with your login credentials. You can also simply sign in to your Outlook account and then click on Account Settings.
Next step is that you click on Set up two step verification link.
Then click on Next.
Now select the A phone number option from the drop-down list and enter your phone information.
Now you can choose whether you like to get the security code via text or call and after choosing that click Next.
Now enter the code you have received on phone and then click on Next.
Now click Finish to complete the process.
So, next time when you or someone else tries to login to your Outlook.com account from another device then you will be send a code on your phone number using which only you or someone else can logon to your account.
Outlook customer service number
When you need help for your Outlook account you can dial Outlook customer service number.